Spicy!

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This article is about the album by Richard "Groove" Holmes. For strong, sharp smells or tastes, see Pungency.
Spicy!
Studio album by Richard "Groove" Holmes
Released 1967
Recorded November 28, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7493
Producer Cal Lampley
Richard "Groove" Holmes chronology
Misty
(1965-66)
Spicy!
(1966)
Get Up & Get It!
(1967)

Spicy! is an album by jazz organist Richard "Groove" Holmes which was recorded in 1966 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "Although this is dependable B-3 Hammond soul-jazz, some of the songs selected for this set, such as "If I Had a Hammer" and "Never on Sunday," are inappropriate for soul-jazz translation. On the other hand, the adaptation of Luiz Bonfá's "Manha de Carnaval" is good, and Nat Adderley's "Work Song" is a classic that's hard to mess up".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If I Had a Hammer" (Lee Hays, Pete Seeger) - 4:30
  2. "Never on Sunday" (Manos Hadjidakis, Billy Towne) - 2:35
  3. "A Day in the Life of a Fool" (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria) - 5:34
  4. "1-2-3" (John Madara, David White, Len Barry) - 4:00
  5. "Boo-D-Doo" (Richard "Groove" Holmes) - 3:30
  6. "Work Song" (Nat Adderley) - 6:05
  7. "When Lights Are Low" (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) - 5:53
  8. "Old Folks" (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison) - 8:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 3, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed May 3, 2013